Update: Woman arrested after police appeal to identify mother and child

If you have seen her, call North Yorkshire Police
2 Nov 2016 @ 9.09 pm
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Police thanked the public for their support
Police thanked the public for their support

Following the appeal to find a woman and her young child in York, a woman has been identified.

The 29 year old woman was arrested in connection with the incident on Thursday morning (November 3) and she remains in police custody.

Police thanked the members of the public who came forward with information.

From November 2, 2016 9.09pm

York police issue CCTV of mother after concerns raised for two-year-old child

Police are appealing for help to identify a woman after a member of the public expressed concerns for the young child in her care.

The mother and child were seen with a second woman, whose identity is also sought, at the corner of Feasegate and Parliament Street at 11pm on Monday (October 31).

The child was placed in a buggy by the mother and the second woman. The second woman then left in the direction of Davygate as the mother and child went down Parliament Street and continued on to Piccadilly.

A force spokeswoman said:

Police have been contacted by a member of the public who expressed concerns for the child after an incident during their journey.

They are requesting the public’s assistance to help identify the parties involved and to determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, we are appealing to anyone who thinks they may know who the mother, child, or female friend to come forward.

Do you know the mother?

She is described as…

in her thirties
around 5ft 5ins to 5ft 6ins tall
of slim build
and with shoulder-length dark hair.

She was wearing

a black coat with fur collar
a black knee length dress
and black heels.

The child, believed to be a girl, is described as white with dark hair and about two years old.

The second woman is described as white, of average height, and slim. She had shoulder length light brown hair and was dressed in a dark coat with collar, dark dress, and dark coloured heels.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact the police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, and select option 2
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12160198543